Joseph Gordon-Levitt Wants Your Movie and Music Talent
America’s got talent, they say, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt wants you to let him know about it. With HitRECord.org, a production company that evolved as an offshoot of a website Gordon-Levitt created about five years ago, people can work with different media in a collaborative way.
What does that mean, exactly? Well, for instance, Gordon-Levitt shot a video of himself and a woman sitting in front of white walls, then sent it out into cyberspace. Before too long, the simple film had completely morphed; users added additional images, animation and other elements to create entirely new footage.
“You never really know what’s going to happen in a collaborative remix, because anything can get used for everything else,” the actor told MTV. “We’re taking work that’s done by people with no resources and combining it with people who have all the resources in the world.”
And it’s not just video. HitRECord.org also features music from artists like Sean Lennon and Wilco’s Nels Cline, encouraging contributors to add to it, reorganize it and enhance it.
Gordon-Levitt’s ultimate aim is to give people a chance to be recognized for their art and creative talents, and potentially to help kickstart a career or two in the process. “If you ever wanted to get your work involved in a professional level production — the kind of stuff that can screen at Sundance, or come out in movie theaters, or be a book on a shelf somewhere, that’s what hitRECord.org is for,” Gordon-Levitt says.
Got news tips for Paste? Email email@example.com.